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TAG has been named the top high school in the nation for the fifth consecutive year by U.S. News and World Report!

We are honored by this recognition and are proud that the hard work, dedication, and passion of our students and staff is recognized. We also enormous thanks to our fabulous parents and community members; without your constant support, TAG would not be what it is today.

Thank you to our superintendent Dr. Hinojosa and Dallas ISD, as well as our school board trustee Dr. Lew Blackburn, for your support!

Read more about U.S. News and World Report’s rankings HERE!

Online voting on whether or not to eliminate class rank will take place beginning on Tuesday, April 12 through Monday, April 18.

A letter will go home with students detailing the process on Tuesday, as well as an email and an all-call. If you would like more information, you can look at the two documents linked below which outline pros and cons of the ranking/unranking process.

Class Rank – TAG SBDM Discussion Powerpoint

Class Rank Information – PDF

If you would like more information in person and were not able to attend this morning’s Parent Information Session, please come join us next Thursday, April 14 at 6:00pm in Room 313 at Townview.

As you may know, class rank is a hot topic and has been widely discussed at TAG for the past couple years. We finally have been afforded the option of holding a vote to determine whether or not to continue ranking all of our students or eliminate class ranking with the exception of those in the top 10%.

Our SBDM Committee and Class Rank Exploratory committee met in February to discuss the pros and cons of unranking TAG students. All of the information about the policy can be found at the link HERE.

This Friday morning at 8:30am during the PTSA Coffee, we will be holding a meeting to discuss the rank policy and answer any questions about it before it all goes to a vote at the end of April.

If you have any questions at all or would like to attend a parent meeting at a different time, please reach out to Principal Mackey directly at

Online magnet school applications are now open! To apply to TAG, fill out the magnet school application located here.

After filling out the online application, make sure to bring your project, project explanation, 7th and 8th grade grades, test scores, and proof of residency to our office before Friday, January 29. For more details, check out our TAG application packet or call our office at 972-925-5970.

Check out the TAG list of extracurricular activities, competitions, and clubs for the 2015-16 school year. Get involved where you see something that you love!

The list is available here.

The TAG Application Packet, which details the application process for the 2015-16 school year is now available! Please download the application packet here.

Please come out to our Parent Information Night on November 19 from 6 – 8pm to learn more about the application process, have all of your questions answered, and meet our fabulous staff and students.

We are searching for mentors who are willing to help our seniors through their senior thesis projects.

The time commitment varies, but it’s largely dictated by the work the student is doing and the mentor’s availability. Please let me know if you or someone you know is interested in our program. You can view the list of topics here: 2015-2016 Senior Thesis Topics. Please contact me ( if you have questions or comments. Thank you.

-Alfonso Correa, Thesis Adviser

If you will be volunteering at TAG TREK this year, which takes place on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday Sept 23-25, you should plan on meeting us either at the school by 9:00am or directly at the location of the Southern Cross camp located at 1800 Dowdy Ferry Road, Dallas TX 75217 by 10:15 am.

See you at TREK!

Thank you to all of the TAG parents who came out to one of the mandatory parent laptop meetings over the last three weeks. We are excited to begin rolling out laptops to students within the next two weeks. If you would like to view the laptop presentation, you may do so by clicking here or visiting our parent resources page at

If you were unable to attend on of our parent laptop meetings, please let us know by calling the TAG office. We will find an alternative time for you to be able to get the information so that your child in able to receive a laptop.

TAGĀ  TREK, our three day project-based off-campus expedition, is right around the corner! Students (and parents) can order their TAG TREK 2015 T-shirts now.

The cost of each T-shirt is $10 and any checks should be made payable to TAG Magnet. Please fill out the TREK 2015 T-Shirt Order Form and submit it, along with payment, to Mr. Buchanan in room 312 by September 10th.

Please call the office if you have any questions.



Wed 25

Townview Senior Picnic

May 25 | 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thu 26

TAG Ideas Festival

May 26 | 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Fri 27

Spring ACP Exams

May 27 | 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 28

TAG Graduation

May 28 | 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tue 31

Spring ACP Exams

May 31 - June 2

Featured Student

Abigail Cartwright

Abigail graduated from TAG Magnet in May of 2014 and was recognized as the AP Texas State Scholar. This prestigious award is given to one male and one female student each year who had the highest average score on the highest number of AP exams taken over their entire high school career in the state of Texas. Abigail passed 20 Advanced Placement exams with an average score of a 4.7 out of 5.0. Abigail graduated in May of 2014 and has gone on to attend Rice University on a full athletic scholarship for Track and Field.

Congratulations Abigail!